[packagekit] Apt backend is back

Andrew Stormont andyjstormont at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 01:45:57 PST 2011

The C++ backend is not portable as it uses crap like forkpty.
I for one am glad somebody has taken the effort to fix the python backend.

On 03/12/2011 07:38, "Kevin Kofler" <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:

>Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
>> As you have perhaps already seen in the latest commits to master I
>> decided to revive the Python based APT backend. The backend is ported to
>> the latest python-apt API.
>The obvious question here is: why?
>APT is written in C++, not Python, and, while I'm not using it personally
>use Fedora, not anything deb-based), AFAIK, the native aptcc backend is
>working fine, so why revive the Python-based one? We have an application
>C and a library in C++, so why go through Python?
>Python backends are actually not that great for PackageKit, and in fact
>of the reasons Richard started zif is to have a non-Python backend for
>        Kevin Kofler
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